Archive for September 9th, 2020

September 9th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The GOP’s “voting fraud” fable

Today, 70% of Republicans believe voting fraud is “a widespread problem.” (Story here.) In fact, it’s “vanishingly rare.” (Story here.) How did this divergence between perception and reality happen? It was deliberately created. Republican policies, which generally are a[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 9:45 pm § in Environment, Misc.

Apocalypse now

San Francisco, September 9, 2020. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 4:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

When you don’t get permits …

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Trump has a habit of ignoring rules, but that just backfired. “Two Trump campaign events scheduled to take place in Nevada this weekend were canceled,” CNN reported on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, because “the Reno-Tahoe Airport A[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Biden buries Trump in fundraising

Biden raised $154 million more than Trump in August. Maybe donors think Trump’s re-election is a bad investment? Story here. Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign has wasted money (story here), is being forced to cut back on ad spending (story here), and Trump may have to dip into his own pockets [...]

September 9th, 2020 - 1:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Guns vs. free speech: Richmond bans guns at protests

This article contains news with liberal commentary. The Richmond, Virginia, city council with the police chief’s support has adopted an ordinance prohibiting carrying guns on public property at protests and other events, despite complaints from gun advocates that the ordinance violates their &[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 11:07 am § in Misc.

Smoke blankets West Coast

“Almost the entire Pacific Coastline of the continental United States was covered with wildfire smoke on Tuesday,” September 8, 2020, CNN reported. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 9th, 2020 - 10:40 am § in Politics

GOP senator’s aide equates health insurance with buying shirts

This article contains news embarrassing to Republicans. “A … cancer survivor who reached out to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis for help with her health insurance dilemma said … she got an insensitive response from a staffer,” WRAL-TV in North Carolina reported on Wednesday, September [...]

September 9th, 2020 - 10:16 am § in Misc.



September 9th, 2020 - 12:51 am § in Humor, Misc.

Which type of cat butler are you?

This article is part humor and part whatever. Of course you have a Cat, whether you want one or not, unless you have a dog. People own dogs, I’m sure you know, to keep cats away. Free-agency cats will case a house. If no dog is there, they move in. If they’re fed, they stay. […][...]

September 9th, 2020 - 12:14 am § in Misc.

Boston Police Strike

On September 9, 1919, Boston Police Department officers went on strike at 5:45 p.m. Of the department’s 1,544 personnel, 1,117 (72 percent) refused to report for work. Governor Coolidge assigned 100 members of the state’s Metropolitan Park Police Department to replace the striking officers, but [...]